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On your nightstand now: Love Anthony by Lisa Genova.
Favorite book when you were a child: Elsie Dinsmore.
Your top five authors: John Irving, Willa Cather, Wallace Stegner, Abraham Verghese, Barbara Kingsolver.
Book you've faked reading: The Johnstown Flood by David McCullough.
Book you are an evangelist for: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand.
Book you've bought for the cover: Sarah's Key by Tatiana deRosnay.
Book that changed your life: Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky.
Favorite line from a book: "After all, tomorrow is another day." from Gone With the Wind.
Book you most want to read again for the first time: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith.
Book you'd take with you to a desert island: 101 Famous Poems.
Favorite quotation: "Approach thy grave like oe who wraps the drapery of the couch around him, and lies down to pleasant dreams."
Best way to spend a weekend: Browse the shops, relax on patio, church & brunch, Masterpiece Theater.
Favorite Vacation Destination: Transatlantic cruise.
Window or Aisle: Aisle.
What is the first giveaway that a book is going to be good: Pages of endorsements by news media and others.
Best TV or Movie adaptation of a book: Kurt Wallander series on TV (by Henning Mankell).
Book character you would like to play in a movie: Maria in My Fair Lady.

Margaret's Recent Reviews

C. S. Lewis once said, "You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."
Rebecca Winter, at the age of 60, is about to discover the truth of that profound statement. Her early fame as a photographer is waning, divorce comes about, aging parents need care, and finances are dwindling.
To regain some financial stability, Rebecca rents her Manhattan condo and takes a year's lease on a rustic cabin in the woods...with surprising results. Her photographic skills are enhanced and new relationships are formed with very ordinary people, transforming her life.
Anna Quindlen is a master storyteller, developing characters we care about in beautiful prose, leading us to believe truly that it is never too late to embrace life's second chances.
Once again, as she did in Loving Frank, Nancy Horan writes a compelling story of love, marriage, and adventure. This book is the fascinating account of Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson, his passion for writing, and his obsessive love for the older woman Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne. Their life together has many twists due to his ill health and Fanny's determination to keep him alive---and writing. They literally roamed the world, always seeking the perfect climate for "Louis" to have a chance to write the stories that spilled from his mind, stories the world will long remember.
After reading this delightful book, the reader will surely revisit with new appreciation some of Stevenson's classics, such as Treasure Island and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. You are in for a treat!

Read all of Margaret's reviews

UnbrokenLaura Hillenbrand
The LowlandJhumpa Lahiri
And the Mountains EchoedKhaled Hosseini
Me Before YouJojo Moyes
The End of Your Life Book ClubWill Schwalbe
Travels with Charley in Search of AmericaJohn Steinbeck, Jay Parini
SnobsJulian Fellowes
AnthillEdward Osborne Wilson
The HelpKathryn Stockett
Unfinished DesiresGail Godwin
Leaving the WorldDouglas Kennedy
ZeitounDave Eggers
Cutting for StoneAbraham Verghese
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie SocietyMary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
Animal, Vegetable, MiracleBarbara Kingsolver, Camille Kingsolver, Steven L. Hopp
IntuitionAllegra Goodman
Father JoeTony Hendra
Those Who Save UsJenna Blum
A Separate PeaceJohn Knowles
Year of WondersGeraldine Brooks
Crossing to SafetyWallace Stegner, Terry Tempest Williams, T.H. Watkins
84, Charing Cross RoadHelene Hanff
The Killer AngelsMichael Shaara
Mornings on HorsebackDavid McCullough

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